RITA FALZON

Earlier this week, Arts Council Malta (ACM) announced that Rita Falzon has been appointed as the company’s Head of Funding.

Ms Falzon joined ACM back in 2018 as a Fund Coordinator. Soon after joining the organisation, she was promoted to Senior Fund Executive – a position which she held up until her latest appointment.

At the moment, ACM is in a crucial period as it has been busy designing its 2021 – 2025 Strategy which, by its conclusion, will see to the implementation of Malta’s cultural policy.

“ACM is currently strategizing its plan of action to develop and grow Malta’s creative sectors for the next five years. This is also happening in view of the present and forthcoming challenging times,” Ms Falzon said.

As Head of Funding, Ms Falzon is in charge of a team responsible for the publication of funding guidelines and calendars, the vetting of applications, and the scheduling and coordinating of pitching and evaluation sessions, amongst other things.

“The culture and creative sectors were not spared from the pandemic; in fact, they were among the hardest-hit,” Ms Falzon highlighted.

“Many projects had to be terminated, while others had to be readapted or redesigned. The Council is constantly busy with identifying ways and means to support the specific needs of the artists while routine work continues unabated to guarantee success,” she continued.

At the moment, ACM is working on creating a seamless application process for fund applicants, all whilst lessening the workload on the team. In light of this, a software is being developed to allow applicants to submit their requests online and employees to process applications digitally.

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Rita Falzon / Arts Council Malta

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